Sugar Prince Pea is a hybrid, sweet pea or “English Pea” variety that produces plentiful, 3-4″ pods of sweet and delicious peas. This is a versatile variety that can be used for “snow peas” when picked young, or as large sweet peas when pods mature. Sugar Prince is a high-yielding variety that produces loads of stringless pods that are easy to shell. Plants have a vining growth habit and usually grow to 30″ tall. Sugar Prince Pea also is resistant to powdery mildew, which allows for planting earlier in fall and later in the spring.
Sugar Prince is a great variety for eating fresh or canning. The immature pods are a great addition to your favorite stir-fry. Sautee with broccoli, cauliflower and carrots for healthy, delicious dish. You can also use the immature pods as a crunchy addition to any salad. Allow the pods to fill completely for large, delicious sweet peas. The mature peas are great for raw consumption in dips and salads. English Peas can also be blanched and frozen to preserve the harvest.
We recommend planting Sugar Prince Pea using a walk-behind planter like our Hoss Garden Seeder. Use a #5 seed plate, but always check the hole size and modify it if necessary. We recommend installing the trellis before planting. English peas perform very well when planted on double rows, with one row on each side of the trellis. This will allow you to maximize garden space, maximize the trellis, and produce more vegetables per square foot of the garden. English peas should be harvested when pods reach about 3-4″ in length and are full and plump.
Sugar Prince Pea Planting Information
Planting Method: direct seed
When to Plant: early spring & fall
Planting Depth: 1″
Seed Spacing: 2″
Row Spacing: 4-6′
Days to Maturity: 70
Disease Resistance: Powdery Mildew